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Old 09-24-2012, 07:47 AM   #16
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He should get in the mix with Crolla, Matthews, Gethin, Murray, even Rees (might be too much though IMO)

Any thoughts of 'World class' opposition or getting to 'the top' should be left alone forever now.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:49 AM   #17
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As most others including he himself have said, he just needs to get active. 5 fights a year should be the aim.

There are plenty decent domestic opponents and with a following like he has the British title can be a very good earner/
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:06 AM   #18
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staying off the drink will be a start!
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:43 AM   #19
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He should go after the Commonwealth belt to get his confidence back up then put him in with Gethin who won a IBF international belt at the weekend and go from there. I wouldnt be surprised though if he went up to light-welterweight.
Him Vs Gethin could be a quality scrap
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:18 AM   #20
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staying off the drink will be a start!
It's probably the main thing to be honest. You watch, give it a couple of months and instead of talking about his next opponent he'll be admitting he went on a massive bender after the Burns loss, spending 100,000 on booze and fruit machines, and whatever.

It's not like he's just a kid who's making mistakes, he's a bit too far into his career to change in my opinion.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:19 AM   #21
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Wasn't the finished article due to lack of discipline, and cannot be re-built.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:45 AM   #22
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You do wonder whether ***** washes his hands of Kev now ? I think he sees Kev as a pain in the arse. Hope not..
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:46 AM   #23
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He's a good boxer, but suffered from a stop-start career. I think he's better suited to SFW.
The Burns loss is by no means career ending, but as far as elite/world level, he looks a couple of levels short.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:48 AM   #24
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You know what, a couple of years ago people would have argued he was far more talented than Ricky Burns, but he stepped off the gas whereas Ricky dedicated himself to improvement. This should be a warning for those boxers whose feet are not firmly planted on the ground.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:38 AM   #25
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Sign him to Matchroom and move him to America to get top sparring.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:58 AM   #26
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As most others including he himself have said, he just needs to get active. 5 fights a year should be the aim.

There are plenty decent domestic opponents and with a following like he has the British title can be a very good earner/
Exactly. Mitchell needs to be kept busy, simple as.

And forget about needing 'good' keep busy fights, it doesnt matter if its journeymen, as long as he gets ring time. Look at Burns, when he knew he was getting a world title shot he fought Al hemidi anyway as a warm up, & got some rounds under his belt to keep him fresh, and the rest as they say? Is history.

Dont matter who you fight while you are waiting on a biggie, as long as your in that ring keeping well oiled, thats what I preach.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:07 AM   #27
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How about adding a new trainer in aswell. I think Emmanuel Steward
No, Freddie Roach.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:26 AM   #28
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If Mitchell isnt careful, He’ll end up that guy where people point and say:

"Didnt you use to be somebody" (Whilst he is working on a building site)
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:51 AM   #29
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Been given two massive opportunities & came up short badly on both occasions keeping him busy would be ideal but if you can't make the sacrifices & live the life fighting 4-5 times a year isn't going to happen.

Some decent money to be made domestically up to european level but after that you can't see it happening talk of different trainers promoters etc covers up the fact that he himself knows he has blown his chances.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:57 AM   #30
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He said that would probably be his last chance of a world title probably at his age .Wonder if he'll keep active or be in active for a good while again .
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